Who is wrong? And possible route of action.

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#1
Today I went into a high-street newsagents, I attempted to buy a target shooting magazine, I was asked if i had any ID to prove that I was over 18, as I am 16 I do not, and on inquiry as to why i was told that "you have to be over 18 to buy gun magazines", but this is the first time that i have ever heard this, and I was particularly bemused as I had purchased the exact magazine 2 days previous from the same cashier, (I lost the magazine and hadn't finished it), so why would I only have to be 16 to buy a pornography magazine?

The other reason that I find it hard to believe that this is the case is that in my county you only have to be 14 to OWN a firearm, and this is a collection of paper and ink?
 
#2
My son was stopped getting a comic a couple of months back (hes 7) so i bought if for him. so its notyou its the pc anal police
 
#3
wi11 said:
Today I went into a high-street newsagents, I attempted to buy a target shooting magazine, I was asked if i had any ID to prove that I was over 18, as I am 16 I do not, and on inquiry as to why i was told that "you have to be over 18 to buy gun magazines", but this is the first time that i have ever heard this, and I was particularly bemused as I had purchased the exact magazine 2 days previous from the same cashier, (I lost the magazine and hadn't finished it), so why would I only have to be 16 to buy a pornography magazine?

The other reason that I find it hard to believe that this is the case is that in my county you only have to be 14 to OWN a firearm, and this is a collection of paper and ink?
Move back to your country and you can purchase as many copies of it as you want.... Are you a SEPTIC :?
 
#4
The_IRON said:
wi11 said:
Today I went into a high-street newsagents, I attempted to buy a target shooting magazine, I was asked if i had any ID to prove that I was over 18, as I am 16 I do not, and on inquiry as to why i was told that "you have to be over 18 to buy gun magazines", but this is the first time that i have ever heard this, and I was particularly bemused as I had purchased the exact magazine 2 days previous from the same cashier, (I lost the magazine and hadn't finished it), so why would I only have to be 16 to buy a pornography magazine?

The other reason that I find it hard to believe that this is the case is that in my county you only have to be 14 to OWN a firearm, and this is a collection of paper and ink?
Move back to your country and you can purchase as many copies of it as you want.... Are you a SEPTIC :?
I refer you to your own quote "in my own county...and no I am not a septic...British through and through
 
#5
The_IRON said:
wi11 said:
Today I went into a high-street newsagents, I attempted to buy a target shooting magazine, I was asked if i had any ID to prove that I was over 18, as I am 16 I do not, and on inquiry as to why i was told that "you have to be over 18 to buy gun magazines", but this is the first time that i have ever heard this, and I was particularly bemused as I had purchased the exact magazine 2 days previous from the same cashier, (I lost the magazine and hadn't finished it), so why would I only have to be 16 to buy a pornography magazine?

The other reason that I find it hard to believe that this is the case is that in my county you only have to be 14 to OWN a firearm, and this is a collection of paper and ink?
Move back to your country and you can purchase as many copies of it as you want.... Are you a SEPTIC :?
He said county not country :p

And anyway.. god knows.. stupid that you have to be 18 I think to have a BB gun too. And you can own the real deal at a younger age.
 
#7
I mis-read that as country and was about to give out an ethereal spanking as well.........

I'm not gonna go and google this but, what does the cover say? There will be an age limit on it somewhere and is it really 16 for porn mags? Thought all porn, even top-shelf stuff (but not 'Lads Mags' like Loaded and the like)was 18?

Still, I'm usually wrong..........
 
#8
Cover mentions no age limit, only price and issue date. Yes as far as far as I am aware it is...stumbled on it when googling the matter my self (shooting magazine not porno)
 
#9
wi11 said:
Cover mentions no age limit, only price and issue date. Yes as far as far as I am aware it is...stumbled on it when googling the matter my self (shooting magazine not porno)

Simple solution is to fire bomb the shop then find out where the cashier lives and summarily execute all his or her family starting with pets.


The shop can choose to sell you what they want but the excuse that you were too young to buy it sounds like a load of bollox. Next time youre in the shop, ask the cashier where they got the information from and if they can show it to you. If they dont/cant/wont, go for my original idea. ;)
 
#10
Re-read and saw you put county so sorry, what idiots let young teenagers run round with weapons at 14 FFS.
 
#12
I intend to go to the shop tomorrow during my lunch (making me miss my lunch!!!!) and confront the manager/supervisor about it
 
#13
This is absolute nonsense!

Was this a "local shop" or a national chain?

I think a name & shame is in order here...

(Apparantly the latest advice to junior schools is NOT to stop little boys having toy guns..)
 
#14
wi11 said:
I intend to go to the shop tomorrow during my lunch (making me miss my lunch!!!!) and confront the manager/supervisor about it

Good on you. Not trying to teach you to suck eggs but be polite and respectful and dont come across as a terryfuckwit. You never know, it may educate the shop if there is no such law. But remember, it is up to the shop if they want to sell it to you or not. If they choose not to, tough, go elsewhere. If they start gobbing off, just slash them up with uncle stanley. ;)
 
#17
I intend to go in with the magazine and receipt in my bag and politely talk to the manager/supervisor...if i can find the cashier in question i will ask them for the whereabouts of the manager/supervisor...but if they continue to maintain their current sales policy then i will tell them that I will no longer be frequenting their stores and will see what their reaction to that is.
 
#18
wi11 said:
I intend to go in with the magazine and receipt in my bag and politely talk to the manager/supervisor...if i can find the cashier in question i will ask them for the whereabouts of the manager/supervisor...but if they continue to maintain their current sales policy then i will tell them that I will no longer be frequenting their stores and will see what their reaction to that is.

and then slash and burn the joint?
 
#19
Tough titties. A shop can refuse to sell you anything they like for any reason so long as it doesn't contravene equality legislation. Is this really worth getting worked up about?

Go and protest about injured dolphins or something; far more likely to get you into some bird's knickers.
 
#20
It does indeed rhyme with "Wubble Ewe Aich Biff"

Edited to add: and this particular shop can be found mentioned in the book War of the Worlds
 

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